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My First 5K!

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

I know I haven't posted a blog in quite a long time, but I just couldn't let this monumental moment go by without a post. On April 26th I walked my first 5K! It was the Color Me Rad in Knoxville, TN.

Here is a few of us before the race began.

I always wondered what it would be like to do one, but always let my weight and my knee problems keep me from actually trying it. I must say in the weeks and days before there were lots of emotions and fears going through my mind! I almost backed out at the last minute, but I had paid so much money...having signed up the whole family to walk it with me. My son did back out, but my daughter and her friend and my husband went with me.

My daughter and I

My husband and I

I am SO glad I did not back out! It was so much fun! I was so surprised how well I did...even my knee felt good! My husband and I finished in a little over an hour. The only thing that really bothered me were my feet, and that was not until almost 3/4 of the way through.

Walking my first mile.

My husband and I after the race.

After the race I felt so energized! I was amazed at how well I felt and now know that I can accomplish anything if I persevere, and trust in my own capabilities. Of course, I don't want to take all the credit, because without my Lord and Savior giving me the strength, both physically and mentally, I could not have done it.

Me at the finish line!

So, if you have doubts about whether you can do a 5K at a heavy weight, I am proof that you can! And I want to encourage you to give it a try! If you can't finish, that's least you tried! Until next time....
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    Great job! You're inspiring me to do this next year! I'm really proud of you!

    2523 days ago
    You go lady!! I did my first 5k, also Color Me Rad on May 17th!! Its amazing, isn't it??? There is another color run coming up, Color Vibe. Check it out!
    2532 days ago
    What a great achievement with great planning and execution to make it all happen! Congratulations on the determination to bring an improved health to that beautiful temple of yours. WooHoo!
    2555 days ago
    Great job on your first 5K! I still haven't done one yet, but I will! Wish I had known about this one as I live in K'town too!

    2555 days ago
    That's emoticon Barbara!!! So proud of you! emoticon emoticon I've missed you. =)
    2557 days ago
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    Great blog and most importantly GREAT JOB!!!!!! You rocked your first 5k!
    2557 days ago
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